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companyCommunity Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties
locationSt Paul, MN, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary: The Weatherization Foreman is responsible for managing a highly-skilled carpentry team that performs

weatherization retrofitting measures in residential buildings. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of

Operations, the Weatherization Foreman is responsible for actively leading the weatherization crew members -

ensuring all are adequately trained, completing jobs efficiently, performing and recording work accurately, and are

following all applicable regulations, requirements, and policies. This position requires an understanding of WAP

(Weatherization Assistance Program) production goals and the ability to coordinate the weatherization crews to meet

these goals, following all applicable policies and regulations.

Essential Functions(Not All Inclusive):

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assign carpentry crews to specific jobs/projects based on crew availability and experience, as well as project

characteristics and complexity. Allocate general and daily responsibilities of crews (Journeymen and

Apprentices).

  • Establish, manage, and monitor weekly crew schedules and job duties; incorporate backup plans for each

crew and team member at all times to account for unforeseen changes in projects or personnel. Work closely

with the Scheduling Team to ensure crew calendars are fully booked/utilized and planned/communicated in

advance.

  • Monitor daily and weekly crew attendance. Ensure crew timesheets are accurate, correct, and aligned with

work performed and associated work order fund codes. Confirm that crew timesheets are recorded/entered

into the time reporting system and by the required deadlines each week.

  • Review project job books prior to releasing work to the crews and once crew work has been completed - to

ensure that all required paperwork and process steps have been completed.

  • Coordinate crew tasks according to priorities and plans, ensuring jobs are completed efficiently and in a

timely manner. Visit jobs/projects frequently to monitor progress and provide crews with any guidance,

support, or additional materials/resources required to keep projects moving efficiently toward completion.

Assist with and/or perform carpentry work on projects/jobs as required/needed.

  • Ensure manpower and resources are adequate for individual jobs/projects as well as overall, long-term

production plans and expectations.

  • Responsible for setting and achieving goals for reduction in overhead hours and crew reworks and report on

progress to Quality Assurance Manager and Assistant Director of Operations.

  • Ensure the crews have enough materials to complete their jobs, notify office/admin staff and/or management

when warehouse materials are low and need to be ordered. Receive material at the warehouse dock and

verify everything that was ordered was received.

Safety: Responsible for conducting all duties in a safe manner. Ensuring the safety of the Journeymen and Apprentices

as well as themselves, following all applicable OSHA and SWS guidelines. This role is also responsible for ensuring that

PPE, tools, and materials are used safely and correctly.

Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in residential construction including retrofitting and/or remodeling/insulating existing homes. Five years of experience is preferred.
  • Experience in the Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program and/or utility sponsored weatherization programs strongly preferred.
  • Experienced in the use of blower doors, infrared cameras, pressure diagnostic equipment, worst case draft tests and other electronic diagnostic equipment commonly used in weatherization and housing retrofitting programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Google applications such as g-mail, google docs, etc.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Ability and willingness to obtain BPI Crew Leader Certification within one year, upon request.

Abilities and Skills: In order to be successful in this position, the person will at minimum need to possess the following

abilities and skills:

  • Ability to work with low income and diverse ethnic groups and individuals.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Time Management and organizational skills; ability to track and monitor multiple client jobs and department projects at the same time.
  • Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently or as a member of a team. Must be able to delegate tasks in a direct, tactful & respectful manner.
  • Must be able to relate to and communicate effectively with varied socio-economic multiethnic groups and/or individuals.
  • Computer proficiency in using Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Word, Excel) and Google docs is required.
  • Experience implementing a program or service for low-income individuals in culturally and economically diverse populations, highly desirable.

Core Technology Competency: Level 1 – Intermediate 1

Driver’s License: A valid driver's license and reliable transportation on a daily basis is required. No major violations and

no more than two minor violations in the last five years. Clean driving records are preferred.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to successfully pass a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical examination.

Must pass pre-placement physical testing (CRT). Physical exertion required: climbing heights; must be able to lift up to

50 pounds. Must be able to crawl, climb, and otherwise move about in confined spaces, often in dusty and dirty work

sites.

Mental Requirements: This position requires an awareness of deadlines, the ability to handle and prioritize multiple

tasks, and the ability to function independently. Position requires strong math and organizational skills. Requires the

ability to manage in a team environment.

Environmental Requirements: Physical work environment includes dirt, dust, cold, heat, potentially hazardous

materials and potential exposure to airborne fibers such as asbestos, fiberglass, cellulose and gasses such as natural

gas, carbon monoxide, radon and others. Ability to work in substandard housing conditions including temperature

variations, mold, mildew, vermiculite, strong odors, household pets and various pests.

Benefits

Department: Energy Conservation

Salary: $45.21/ hr

Schedule: 40-50 Hours/Week, 4-5 days/week

This position is ineligible for telework.

Benefits: Community Action offers excellent benefits including generous paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, health, dental & life insurance, retirement, employee discount programs and more.

Background Checks: Community Action conducts criminal background checks at the time of hire. Some positions require additional fingerprint and photo verification. Not all backgrounds are a barrier to employment.

Posting Dates: 05/10/2024 - 05/24/2024

Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or status with regard to public assistance.

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